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Understanding Meta Keywords

Hi,

I am trying to understand how to use the "Meta Keywords" for SEO most effectivley.  I don't know if I should have a number of signle words seperated by commas in my keywords box, or a number of phrases. For example, we are a chiropractic office. I assume people will search things like chiropractor in portland for back pain. Do I want to write that whole phrase without commas, or each word with a comma in between each word so if any of those words are entered they are meta keywords. I just want to optimize use of meta keywrods. Can someone help me?

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Mayor

Re: Understanding Meta Keywords

Hiya!

 

I'm happy to help you! Instead of using that whole phrase, I would use something like the following:

 

chiropractor Portland, back pain Portland, chiropractor back pain Portland

 

You'll also want to do the same type of combinations with the name of your business. I think of meta keywords as kind of a matching game. You submit your list in the hopes that people will also be searching for these keywords and find your site! So, the more combinations that you believe people will search with, the better. 

 

I also recommend highlighting a specialty that you have (in both your Site Description and Meta Keywords). Ask yourself what makes your practice special. Is it special because you focus on sports or some other specific niche of medicine? Or is there something else that makes your practice stand out? If so, use it to your advantage!

 

Thanks, and enjoy your day!

 

Erin

Weebly Community Manager

MDR
Explorer

Re: Understanding Meta Keywords

I have 3 sites with weebly now and am not a programmer.

Can you direct me to where on my home page I can add search phases for optimization? Also any tips for google optimization and recognition, like adding my page in google webmaster etc.. Also any other reccomadations along the SEO would be helpful..

 

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Kind regards,

 

Mark

 

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Employee Moderator

Re: Understanding Meta Keywords

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Guardian

Re: Understanding Meta Keywords

Hello @allpoints

 

You can use a mix of phrases and keywords. However, please do choose your phrases well, because in order for your site to be returned. The searcher will have to search for the exact phrase you entered. For example, if you use the phrase, "chiropractor in portland for back pain". Then someone searches portland chiropractors specializing in back pain. Then your site will not rank for that particular phrase. For that reason, I suggest using "chiropractors in Portland" , "Portland chiropractors", "best chiropractors in Portland", etc. Limiting the number of phrases. Then use simply keywords for everything else, related to chiropractors.

You can always use phrases in your site's content. That also match the phrases used in the keywords area, along with more phrases and keywords that you feel people will search for. Think of why someone would be looking for a chiropractor, include a list of specialties, such as back pain, neck pain, pain relief, accupuncture, etc.

Also, a number of people will simply search for chiropractors near me. For that reason it is a great idea to include location area in your site. Such as zip codes that you service, cities that are close by. That way you not only appear for Portland, but even for Beaverton, Raleigh-hills, Happy Valley, etc. Google will pick up on that searcher's IP address and determine where they are searching from. That will help determine what sites appear for them.  If that person is in Beaverton and ask for chiropractors near me. There is a good chance, that your site will fall into that list.

Finally, an extra tip. Get your business into all of the business listing sites. Such as Yelp, Yellowpages, Google places, etc.

There are aggregator services, that allow you to submit to all of the sites at once and manage that listing in one place. Such as, http://www.expressupdate.com/why_express_update and https://mybusinesslistingmanager.myacxiom.com/

 

 

Search for other chiropractor sites in your area and outside of your area. That can help you with determining what content to include and give you some inspiration.

 

I hope this information helps. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Robin
Senior Technical / Community Specialist
Explorer

Re: Understanding Meta Keywords

Should the quotation marks also go in?

Community Manager

Re: Understanding Meta Keywords


rfabiano wrote:

Should the quotation marks also go in?


No, you can just separate your keywords with commas:

 

keyword one, keyword two, keyword three, and so on.

- Adam
Senior Community Specialist
Explorer

Re: Understanding Meta Keywords

thank you!
Community Manager

Re: Understanding Meta Keywords

Not a problem - glad to help!

- Adam
Senior Community Specialist

Re: Understanding Meta Keywords

 l also learned in the Weebly SEO vid that we can leave out the spaces after the commas... that gave me 17 new characters that I could use Smiley Happy